Latest posts by KT53

Strictly is back!

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 21:11

I thought Craig was utterly pathetic with his scoring of Ore's first dance.  I'm sure he scored him even lower because he was mad with Len and Bruno.  Like a spoiled brat who hasn't got his own way.


Posted: 10/12/2016 at 16:40

Congratulations on your temporary solution!  They're clever little b****** and I'll be amazed if they don't find a way past that quite soon.  It may simply be that they have an easier supply to raid elsewhere at the moment.

How to bring frogs into my garden

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 16:34

There does need to be permanent water somewhere for frog, but they don't seem to be too fussy about what form it takes.  A couple of years ago I'd left a gravel tray out, and it had filled with water over winter.  When I went to move it, it was full of frogspawn.  We don't have a pond and neither to any of our immediate neighbour.s

Good advice does not come quick

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 09:02
Inglezinho says:

It depresses me a little that so many people just read the first answer they get and treat it as gospel. There is a Brazilian proverb which says "Haste makes a poor gardener"

See original post

 I agree.  The first answer may be correct for the person providing the information, but that doesn't mean it will be correct for everybody.  Somebody living in Scotland may ask when is the correct time to plant out x, y or z.  If somebody from the South of England replies, and the questioner uses that reply as gospel, they are likely to lose their plants.

Its about context, and a lot about personal opinion.  Try asking about growing bamboo and see what happens.

Putting up Christmas Decorations and Tree

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 08:19

Veering off topic a little, but we stopped using real trees years ago.  Far too much mess from them with needle drop.  At one time a spray was available which prevented drop but it disappeared - I'll blame the EU as most things are their fault

The only problem now is that the artificial tree seems to get heavier each year.  Where once getting it down from the attic was a breeze, now I have to stop for oxygen a couple of times (OK, maybe a slight exaggeration, but you get the idea).

programmes to watch

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 22:26

Apparently over half the programmes being shown on BBC over Christmas are repeats.  If you miss any of them this time round I'm sure they'll all be back on next year too.  Can I just pay half the TV licence fee and use the old licence again for the rest?

What really gets me mad is when they announce repeats as "Another chance to see"

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Putting up Christmas Decorations and Tree

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 22:24

I put the tree up and the lights, then she-who-must-be-obeyed puts all the decorations on.  I'm then called back to check for any gaps which don't have a decoration hanging in them.  Team work wins for us.

Attic poop

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 13:51

According to a site I found, which is involved with the protection of red squirrels, it is illegal to release grey squirrels.  Quote from the site


The grey squirrel is regarded as an invasive non-native species following its inclusion under Schedule 9 of the WCA. Grey squirrels are also listed in the IUCN international list of 100 worst invasive non-native species. This highlights the damage that grey squirrels cause to our native flora and fauna; a problem severe enough to be recognised at a level of global significance. As such, the grey squirrel is regarded as a pest species and is afforded no protection under the WCA.  Under Schedule 9 of the WCA, it is illegal to release a grey squirrel into the wild, or allow one to escape.

This means if you trap one, you are obliged to humanely dispatch it. You must not let it go as this act would be illegal.

Amazing what you find at night

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 17:51
valerieroberts says:

thank you all, problem solved. I am told it is the inner of a device smokers use to help them stop smoking. It must have fallen out - hope they realise something is missing. 

See original post

 If they don't realise it's missing some poor devil is probably wondering why they're still gasping for a ciggy!

Strictly is back!

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 16:01

Being such a tiddler at 4'6" to 4'9", depending on which info you read, doesn't help her to get the flowing lines of people like Louise either.  She's actually done far better than I thought she might.

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